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THERE IS NO “OTHER” COMMUNITY

by Ted Schmidt

So the trail has led to this place, Adath Israel synagogue on a brisk December night.

     In the afterglow of Christmas holiday and celebrations,I happened to mention to two of my grown daughters that I had been invited to read from my memoir Shabbes Goy: A Catholic Boyhood.

     I chuckled to myself when they both chimed in like they were seven and ten rather than twenty-seven and thirty-one: “Can we come, Dad?”

     And here we were as guests of the vibrant L’Chaim club, a dynamic group of largely seniors in one of Toronto’s most established conservative synagogues.

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